Luis Negrón

Luis Negrón (born 1970 in Guayama, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican writer.

Luis Negrón
Guayama, Puerto Rico
NationalityPuerto Rican
Notable worksMundo Cruel

Negrón originally studied journalism, which he said taught him how to write and gave him confidence.[1] He lives in Santurce, a barrio in San Juan, and works in a bookstore.[1]

His debut short story collection, Mundo Cruel, was published in 2010 and has seen five printings in Spanish. The stories in the book focus on gay life in Santurce.[2][3] An English translation by Suzanne Jill Levine was published by Seven Stories Press in 2013,[4] and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction at the 26th Lambda Literary Awards in 2014.[5]

He was also coeditor, with David Caleb Acevedo and Moisés Agosto, of Los otros cuerpos, an anthology of writing by LGBT Puerto Ricans.[6][7] As of 2014, Negrón was working a novel, memoir, and play.[8]


Negrón has claimed filmmakers R. W. Fassbinder and John Waters as influences, as well as French writer Jean Genet and Argentinean author Manuel Puig.[8]


  • Los otros cuerpos: Antología de temática gay, lésbica y queer desde Puerto Rico y su diáspora. (2007, ISBN 0-9773612-8-4)
  • Mundo Cruel (2010, ISBN 978-1596087798)
  • Mundo Cruel, English translation (2013, ISBN 978-1609804183) [9]
  • Los Tres Golpes, (2016, ISBN 978-0865817081)[10]


  1. ^ a b Nelson, Matt (2013). "Luis Negrón, interviewed by Matt Nelson". The Center for Fiction. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Luis Negrón keeps 'Mundo Cruel' brief, but enjoyable". The Daily Texan, March 18, 2013.
  3. ^ Lopez, Dan (2013-03-06). "'Mundo Cruel' by Luis Negrón". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  4. ^ Bruce Benderson, "The Queen of Satire". Out, February 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "Lambda Awards honor best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books". Washington Post, June 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Puerto Rican lit coming out tonight in New York". New York Daily News, June 25, 2008.
  7. ^ "Luis Negrón". Indent Literary Agency. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  8. ^ a b Richter, Eva (July 3, 2014). "Interview with Luis Negrón". Asymptote. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "Mundo Cruel: Stories". Seven Stories Press.
  10. ^ Vélez, Alexandra Pagán. "Cruce - 'Los tres golpes' de Luis Negrón: solidaridad, amor y carencia". (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2019-04-08.